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Leggo!: Studies Presented to Frederick Mario Fales on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday
Lanfranchi, Giovanni B., Daniele Morandi Bonacossi, Cinzia Pappi and Simonetta Ponchia, editors

Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2012 pp. 891. Volume 2 Ä98.00

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Leipziger Altorientalistische Studien, 2

Description: Frederick Mario Fales is a distinguished ancient Near Eastern scholar, currently teaching at the University of Udine/Italy. In this volume his students, colleagues, and friends honor him with numerous articles from different fields of ancient Near Eastern and related studies: the history and historical geography of Mesopotamia, Syria and Anatolia; ancient Near Eastern and classical archaeology; cuneiform studies from all periods and regions (Middle and Neo-Assyrian, Old/Middle/Neo-Babylonian, Babylonian literature, Amarna letters, Sumerian, Eblaite, Hittite); comparative Semitics, Old and Middle Aramaic, Phoenicien, Ancient South Arabic, Old Testament studies, history of the early alphabet; an ethnographic study of the Ma'dan Arabs in Mesopotamia; and the problem of illicit trade in antiquities. Many articles are illustrated by photographs, maps and tables. The majority is written in English, some are in Italian, French or German. A bibliography of the published works of Frederick Mario Fales rounds off the volume.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Aramaic, Northwest Semitic, Sumerian, Arabic, Hittite, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History

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Review by Michael S. Moore
Published 7/17/2014
Citation: Michael S. Moore, review of Giovanni B. Lanfranchi et al., eds., Leggo! Studies Presented to Frederick Mario Fales on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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